Salute (2012)



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This award-winning film recounts the role of a white man in a defining moment of the American civil rights movement: the 1968 Black Power Salute. When Tommie Smith & John Carlos raised their fists on the victory dais following the Olympic 200 metre final in Mexico City the repercussions were immediate. They were banished from the US olympic team and were subject to abuse and death threats on their return home. The third man on the dais had a similar experience, Australian silver medalist Peter Norman, who as punishment for his support of Smith and Carlos was reprimanded by the authorities and never ran for his country again. With never before seen interviews and footage, Salute is an inspiring and timely portrait of three competitors who became brothers. -- (C) Arrow

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Peter Norman
as Peter Norman
Tommie Smith
as Tommie Smith
Cleve Livingston
as Cleve Livingston
Paul Hoffman
as Paul Hoffman
Willye White
as Willye White
Payton Jordan
as Payton Jordan
Larry Questad
as Larry Questad
Ron Weinberg
as Ron Weinberg
Tony Charlton
as Tony Charlton
Harry Edwards
as Harry Edwards
Steve Simmons
as Steve Simmons
Cordner Nelson
as Cordner Nelson
Delroy Lindo
as Delroy Lindo
Wyomia Tyus
as Wyomia Tyus
George Williams (XVI)
as George Williams
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

An affectionate and affecting tribute.

Jul 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film makes excellent use of archival footage and has a heartwarming, spirited atmosphere, but also tends toward repetitiveness.

Jul 22, 2008 | Full Review…

. . . the fact remains that despite death threats and worse, this trio of men had the courage of their convictions and the strength of character to speak out.

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Powerful stuff, remembering what happened afterwards in America and Australia and also that dozens of Mexican protesters were killed by the police at the time.

Jul 13, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The IOC furthers its reputation for frigid pomposity in Matt Norman's documentary about black-power-saluting athletes.

Jul 12, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A moving and worthwhile tale.

Jul 12, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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